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RE: Accessibility evaluation methodology

From: Kathy Wahlbin <kathy@interactiveaccessibility.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 21:08:19 -0400
To: "'Denis Boudreau'" <dboudreau@accessibiliteweb.com>, 'Léonie Watson' <lwatson@nomensa.com>
Cc: "'Shadi Abou-Zahra'" <shadi@w3.org>, <public-wai-rd@w3.org>, "'Eval TF'" <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <032a01cc9057$180cd370$48267a50$@interactiveaccessibility.com>
I think that is a good idea, Denis.  I would love to participate in your
discussions.

Kathy

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-----Original Message-----
From: public-wai-evaltf-request@w3.org
[mailto:public-wai-evaltf-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Denis Boudreau
Sent: Friday, October 21, 2011 5:59 PM
To: Léonie Watson
Cc: Shadi Abou-Zahra; public-wai-rd@w3.org; Eval TF
Subject: Re: Accessibility evaluation methodology

Hi all,

We face the same situation Léonie faces at Nomensa. Maybe it would be a good
opportunity to work together and come up with something that would represent
how we run our evaluations. I'm pretty sure it would be very similar.

Léonie and I have been talking about this for a while, maybe this is a good
opportunity to do so. Others could want to jump in as well...

/Denis


 
On 2011-10-21, at 3:44 AM, Léonie Watson wrote:

> 	No, it isn't documented publicly. It's probably fairly typical of
the methodology used by agencies to carry out accessibility evaluations, but
it isn't formalised in a central place as far as I know.
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> Regards,
> Léonie.
> 
> --
> Nomensa - humanising technology
> 
> Léonie Watson, Director of Accessibility & Web Development
> 
> tel: +44 (0)117 929 7333
> twitter: @we_are_Nomensa @LeonieWatson
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shadi Abou-Zahra [mailto:shadi@w3.org]
> Sent: 20 October 2011 13:41
> To: Léonie Watson
> Cc: public-wai-rd@w3.org; Eval TF
> Subject: Re: Accessibility evaluation methodology
> 
> Hi Leonie,
> 
> Is this methodology documented publicly?
> 
> The idea is not to document organizations that carry out evaluations but
rather existing, publicly documented methodologies to learn from.
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> I will clarify the wiki page accordingly.
> 
> Thanks,
>   Shadi
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> On 20.10.2011 12:26, Léonie Watson wrote:
>> Good morning,
>> 
>> 	In response to Shadi's request for one/two sentence descriptions of
accessibility evaluation methodologies:
>> 
>> 	Nomensa manually evaluates a representative sample of pages against
the full set of WCAG success criteria, and uses automated tools to evaluate
a large sample of pages against a subset of WCAG success criteria. We also
carry out an holistic evaluation of the site from the perspective of people
with different disabilities/assistive technology requirements.
>> 
>> Regards,
>> Léonie.
>> 
>> --
>> Nomensa - humanising technology
>> 
>> Léonie Watson, Director of Accessibility&  Web Development
>> 
>> tel: +44 (0)117 929 7333
>> twitter: @we_are_Nomensa @LeonieWatson
>> 
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> --
> Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/ Activity Lead, 
> W3C/WAI International Program Office Evaluation and Repair Tools 
> Working Group (ERT WG) Research and Development Working Group (RDWG)
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